To be eligible for an Air Force ROTC scholarship there are specific temporal, physical and academic requirements you need to be aware of. Explore the following sections to find out the requirements and deadlines that may apply to you. Remember, you can always contact us if you have any questions about the Air Force ROTC or the application process.
aFROTC policy is to withdraw the scholarship offer for HSSP winners who failed to disclose all civil involvements and drug or alcohol abuse that occurred prior to the HSSP interview.
- These scholarships are considered obtained under fraudulent circumstances since the student failed to obtain the required waiver
aFROTC policy is to withdraw scholarship offers for students who use illegal drugs after being briefed on the Air Force drug and alcohol policy during the interview.
To apply for an Air Force ROTC scholarship, you must have your application submitted online by midnight December 1, 2013.
Once you have applied you must download, complete, and upload required forms to our website. To view the forms click here. The deadline to upload those is January 10, 2014.
The following sections describe eligibility requirements for scholarship applications.
You must complete the Physical Fitness AssessmentPhysical Fitness AssessmentPFA - an exam consisting of three events—crunches, push-ups, and a 1.5-mile run-- used to determine physical fitness level as part of the application process for the college scholarship program. (PFAPFAPhysical Fitness Assessment ), and submit the Letter of Certification before you can become eligible for the scholarship interview.
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If you are offered an Air Force ROTC scholarship, you must pass the Physical Fitness TestPhysical Fitness TestPFT - an exam composed of three events in the following order: push-ups, crunches, and a 1.5-mile run. The test is used to ensure cadets maintain an acceptable level of fitness. (PFTPFTPhysical Fitness Test ) prior to the end of your first semester of college.
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To be eligible for scholarship consideration, you must achieve an SAT composite of 1180 (Math and Critical Reading portions only) or ACT composite of 26 and attain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
The following table provides some information to indicate whether or not you think you will be academically competitive for an aFROTC scholarship. This is last year’s average select rate winners:
|Data||Type 1Type 1Pays full college tuition, most fees and $900 per year for books.||Type 2Type 2Pays college tuition and most fees up to $18,000, and pays $900 per year for books.||Type 7Type 7Pays college tuition up to the equivalent of the in-state rate and $900 per year for books.|
Once you meet the academic and general requirements, you are considered an eligible applicant. You will be contacted by the nearest Air Force unit for a personal interview. To remain eligible, you need to either keep this appointment or make alternate arrangements. During this interview, your height and weight will be measured.
To be eligible for the scholarship interview, you must meet the following requirements:
- Be a United States citizen or able to obtain citizenship by the last day of the first term of your freshman year for four-year offers or the first term of your sophomore year for three-year offers. Activation cannot occur prior to obtaining citizenship. Also if you receive a scholarship and possess dual citizenship, you cannot activate a scholarship or be contracted until you renounce your non-U.S. citizenship.
- Graduate from a high school or have an equivalent certificate.
- Be 17 years old prior to scholarship activation.
- Be under 31 years old as of December 31 of the year you will commissioncommissionBestowed upon an AFROTC graduate by the President of the United States recognizing them as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. .
- Prior to the fall academic term 2014, you cannot be enrolled full-time at a college or university except for joint high school/college programs.
- If you are the sole provider for another person (e.g., single parent, guardian for younger sibling, etc.), please contact the nearest Air Force ROTC detachmentdetachmentThe Air Force ROTC unit at a host university. admissions representative for dependent care plan information.
Air Force ROTC will contact you periodically on your status, and you can also track your application status online. It is critical that your current mailing address, email address and telephone number are available and accurate. Notify the High School Scholarship Section in writing for changes to your name, social security number, address or telephone number.
Applying for an Air Force ROTC scholarship does not obligate you in any way. As a scholarship recipient though, you obligate yourself when you sign an agreement with the United States Air Force. If you are under legal age in the state where the school is located, your parent or legal guardian signs this agreement. You will agree to:
- Enroll in the academic major in which the scholarship is offered.
- Enlist in the Air Force Reserve and enroll in Air Force ROTC beginning with the 2014 fall term.
- Satisfactorily complete a four-week summer Field TrainingField TrainingFive-week encampment in which cadets receive officership training course at an Air Force base (normally scheduled between your sophomore and junior years).
- Complete the Air Force ROTC Professional Officer CourseProfessional Officer CoursePOC - ROTC course for juniors and seniors. (POCPOCProfessional Officer Course - ROTC course for juniors and seniors. ).
- Accept a commission as an Air Force officer.
- Serve at least four years on active duty.
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